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IBM Cognos 8 Planning by Rich Babaran, Ned Riaz, Jason Edwards

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Creating a D-Cube

Creating a D-Cube takes a few simple steps but it requires a great deal of forethought. Before creating the D-Cube, you must think through the dimensions that will form the cube. You must know what data will populate the D-Cube. You must know what category of D-Lists your selection falls under so that you can prioritize the calculations appropriately. You must know what function the D-Cube performs. Is it an input cube, a calculation cube, a summary or reporting cube, or a staging cube? You must also know in which library the D-Cube will be stored, and whether the D-Cube will be shared or will be exclusive to a model. Finally, you must consider size and performance, especially if you plan to deploy the D-Cube in Contributor. ...

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